Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Historic Charlotte, Inc. 10th Annual Blast for the Past

"Historic Charlotte is seeking nominations for its 10th Annual Historic Preservation Awards (Blast for the Past) for the greater Mecklenburg County.  The two-step application includes:

  • Step One:  Email and request a Blast for the Past Preservation Awards nomination form. Email or fax the completed form to or 704-375-6152. 
  • Step Two:  A PowerPoint Template will be emailed to you and your firm for you to complete with information and pictures about your preservation project.  The PowerPoint should then be emailed to or sent via CD to Historic Charlotte at P.O. Box 33113, Charlotte, NC 28233.  The entry deadline for all submissions is August 20, 2010.

Winners will be honored at Historic Charlotte’s annual preservation celebration, Blast for the Past, on Thursday, October 21th, 2010 at the Mint Museum Uptown.  Food, music and historic ambiance will set the stage for the 2010 Historic Charlotte Preservation Awards.  Tickets may be ordered by calling Historic Charlotte, Inc. at 704-375-6145 or online at after September 1st, 2010.

Nominated projects must have been completed within the last three years on a 50+ year old structure in greater Mecklenburg County.  Projects must exemplify aspects of effective preservation, historic renovation, adaptive reuse and/or new construction or neighborhood planning within a historic context.

There are five award categories:  Preservation Residential, Preservation Commercial, Infill Residential, Infill Commercial, and Preservation Excellence. The Preservation Excellence award is given to a person or group that exemplifies excellence in preservation in Mecklenburg County.

Winners from 2009 include the Funderburk-Johnson House, Morning Star Lutheran Church, the Summit Greenway, Howard Residence/Max & Co., NC Music Factory, and the Dr. Robert Greene House. For more details about past winners visit Historic Charlotte’s home page at  Contact Diane Althouse at  for information on how to be a sponsor for the Blast for the Past Preservation Awards.

The mission of Historic Charlotte, Inc. is to promote historic preservation in the greater Charlotte region.  Historic Charlotte, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1991.  Historic Charlotte, Inc. is supported in part by the Arts and Science Council."